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Lab milk to hit shelves

Milk A new milk due for sale in 2016 could threaten NZ's $17bn dairy export industry.

$40,000 fine after river turns pink

Generic money Allowing piggery effluent to flow into a stream lands a Waikato disposal company with a large fine.

In farmers we trust

WILLY LEFERINK

Willy Leferink OPINION: The public view farmers favourably despite what the media shows.

Genetic selection boosts antlers

South Canterbury deer farmer Chris Petersen holds Sovereign II's award-winning 62-point antler. Producing deer with some of the biggest antlers in NZ careful genetic selection and a dollop of luck, says a South Canterbury deer farmer.

Research needs to be more accessible

HEATHER CHALMERS - The Press

Retiring scientist Tom Fraser Retiring AgResearch scientists says there is a huge amount of research sitting unused that could lift NZ's agriculture performance.

Opinion poll

Are farmers right in demanding heavier penalties for those caught rustling?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: Farmers demand beefing up of rustling laws

In farmers we trust

Willy Leferink The public view farmers favourably despite what the media shows.

The small few affecting all

A small minority of dairy farmers who did not take a responsible view on caring for the environment are holding the rest of the industry back.

Ignored roads need funds

Greens' farming fears

A brave new world

Hamilton's Mystery Creek Pavilion is filled with the latest in agribusiness offerings for the Fieldays. Technology is set to make farming a push-button business in the next decade.

Upbeat over tech future

When Nick and Anita Jurgens talk about their farming future, son Zander is at the forefront of their thoughts.

Fieldays enrich new alliances

Tailor made forecasting

Sculpture's timely entry

A farmer's history as a hoarder proves a useful talent in visual arts.

Fonterra expands in China

Fonterra Theo Spierings Planned $342m dairy joint venture in China would help Fonterra's push into added-value products, expert says.

Top friesian is approaching 13

Levin farmers have won the 2014 Valden Cow of the Year.

Cows the moojority

They found their mojo

Lab milk to hit shelves

A new milk due for sale in 2016 could threaten NZ's $17bn dairy export industry.

Embryo transplant success

A new bull calf from Canadian stock, born only a few hours before. New genetics from Canada of milking shorthorns through embryo transfer are in a Manawatu calf shed.

Beet great news for beef

A Lincoln University academic says use of a fodder beet crop is great news for beef cattle farmers.

A lot of bull set for Waikato

Limousin takes top honours

Hereford prices on the rise

Hereford breeders have reclaimed market share against other beef breeds after a good bull-selling season, says PGG Wrightson genetics manager Bruce Orr.

Shepherd to take on world's best

Sheep A Te Kuiti farmer will travel to France to represent New Zealand in the World Young Shepherds Challenge.

Sheep massacres linked?

Police issue warning to farmers after two sheep mass killings involving firearms. | Vet charged over pet sheep's treatment

Sheep name suppression in vet case

Vigilance urged as more sheep killed

Sheep 'abuse' prompts inquiry

Wool producers are "shocked and appalled" by graphic footage allegedly showing Australian shearers beating, kicking and stomping on sheep.

Soil mapping tech steps forward

Smart Ag Solutions general manager Seaun Lovell Four cropping farmers were so smitten with the precision of a soil sampling machine that they brought it back with them from the US.

Grower lauds 'wonder fuel'

Sugar beet touted as the new wonder fuel by grower who is now harvesting sugar beet for the dairy market.

Apple exporter seeks new money

Funds boost for NZ avocados

Maize options highlighted

Maize silage is the cheapest option for dairy farmers to add extra feed to cows, a supplier says.

Genetic selection boosts antlers

South Canterbury deer farmer Chris Petersen holds Sovereign II's award-winning 62-point antler. Producing deer with some of the biggest antlers in NZ careful genetic selection and a dollop of luck, says a South Canterbury deer farmer.

Stink over cattle compost

A business has had to stop taking cattle heads and ears for composting.

Kiwifruit talent ripe for picking: growers

High-country plan deferred again

Research needs to be more accessible

Retiring AgResearch scientists says there is a huge amount of research sitting unused that could lift NZ's agriculture performance.

Drought planning pays off

Drought Accepting the financial pain that comes with a drought makes decision-making easier during a stressful time.

Invaluable, but danger lurks

That trusty quad should command respect from its users if it is to be operated safely.

Keep watch on running costs

Wage change eases pain

Cows like to be cool, too

AgResearch scientist urges farmers to take note of what animals are telling them.